The Duke Lemur Center has launched some new programs at its Durham facility for kids and families. It's also gearing up for a big annual event this weekend.
The new programs include learning labs for groups that can be paired with a tour; a track out science camp; an academy that's designed for homeschoolers; and a program for Girl Scouts, Y Guides and other groups. The center's website lists the programs, along with all of the details. These look like fun!
And from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, the center will host its annual Lemurpalooza. Registration is required for this event. Tickets are $50 per car. The evening includes opportunities to meet these unique primates, take in some live music and take part in various lemur-related activities for all ages.
Visitors also will be able to learn more about the center's adopt-a-lemur program, which helps the center care for the animals and support conservation work around the world.
The event offers families a chance to explore the center at their own pace. Usually visitors must take a guided tour when they go. The Duke Lemur Center is the world’s largest sanctuary for the animals outside of their native Madagascar.